Definitions

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  • adjective comparative form of rapid: more rapid

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So: faster, yes; rapider, no — but speedier, yes anyway.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Commoner and Cleverer

  • And now for the story which is to prove to you that we have traditions on this side of the ocean that are becoming older at a much rapider rate than those of England are--thanks to our git-up and enterprise.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • And now for the story which is to prove to you that we have traditions on this side of the ocean that are becoming older at a much rapider rate than those of England are--thanks to our git-up and enterprise.

    Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen

  • In the shallow streamlet of her lowly life the waters might have glided on, slow but smoothly, had he not taught them to be ambitious of a rapider, grander course.

    The American Senator

  • "Two hours if you're using a double boiler," explained the Lady, "but many people consider a rapider action more digestible, I suppose."

    Fairy Prince and Other Stories

  • "See this here stick here, where the water has already begun to fall, an 'hit'll fall a heap rapider the next hour or two."

    The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865,

  • That sort of thing came to the Roman Empire slowly, in the course of lifetimes, but nowadays we lived in a rapider world -- with flimsier institutions.

    Mr. Britling Sees It Through

  • And now for the story which is to prove to you that we have traditions on this side of the ocean that are becoming older at a much rapider rate than those of England are -- thanks to our git-up and enterprise.

    The Trimmed Lamp, and other Stories of the Four Million

  • We throw our concept forward, get a foothold on the consequence, hitch our line to this, and draw our percept up, travelling thus with a hop, skip and jump over the surface of life at a vastly rapider rate than if we merely waded through the thickness of the particulars as accident rained them down upon our heads.

    Meaning of Truth

  • In the shallow streamlet of her lowly life the waters might have glided on, slow but smoothly, had he not taught them to be ambitious of a rapider, grander course.

    The American Senator

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